After an incredibly beautiful spring, the rainy flavor is upon us! This was likely i of the most gloomy quaternary of July’s I tin remember, it was drizzly all day, (the quaternary I spent inwards Portland, OR was worse, I tin recall beingness frozen to the pith spell sitting at a baseball game game inwards jeans as well as a hoodie), as well as so at to the lowest degree it was warm. And nosotros nevertheless had a bang-up fourth dimension despite the weather. Since in that place aren’t many quaternary of July festivities beingness held inwards Nippon (haha) nosotros went to the festival on base. There was a lot of food! BBQ ribs, chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, corn on the cob, etc.
The girls enjoyed the pony rides.
Also, the petting zoo was a highlight.
I almost idea nosotros were dorsum inwards Kansas at my in-laws farm! (We actually missed spending the quaternary at their lake family inwards Oklahoma this year!)
The babe chicks were simply as well as so cute as well as fluffy.
AFN is the Armed Forces Network. They run the expanse radio station, as well as were MC’ing the afternoon.
I ever savour the PACAF (Pacific Air Force) Band.
But, the headliner was a Bon Jovi comprehend band, called Slippery When Wet. They were lots of fun as well as in that place was a practiced sized crowd, despite the rain. Took me dorsum to high schoolhouse for sure!
Glimpse into the future? Matt as well as I were a flake concerned near Ella’s enthusiasm for the band! Haha! She loved it as well as fifty-fifty wanted to stand upward actually unopen the speakers. Oh dear…..
These girls danced their hearts out, to Bon Jovi, inwards the rain. Gotta love it!
And what is the quaternary of July without fireworks? They pose on a twenty infinitesimal show, though the offset few minutes the fireworks were hidden inwards the pelting clouds. I peculiarly loved the mix of patriotic music that the AFN was blasting to accompany the show. So what could live to a greater extent than American than watching fireworks, inwards the rain, on the quaternary of July, inwards Japan?! Happy 4th!!